A new Hawaii license plate design is being created for family members of fallen soldiers.
Gov. Neil Abercrombie recently signed into law a measure creating the new license plates, which will show a gold star surrounded by a purple circle and the words “gold star family” to the left of the plate number. The plate will be available by Oct. 1 to children, parents, grandparents, spouses and siblings of fallen soldiers. Forty-seven states and Guam already have star plates.